Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Marriage 101

Mandatory lessons on married life should be implemented at universities in an effort to bring down the divorce rate, a senior family adviser said yesterday.

"When you buy an electrical appliance, you always get a catalogue that teaches you how to use it and work with it. Where is the manual for men and women? How will they know how to treat each other, talk to each other, and respond to each other?"

"I believe we need a family science curriculum to become mandatory in universities in the country."

Mr Darwish also called for more "entertaining" social awareness campaigns, suggesting for example, TV cartoons on the importance of the family to instill sound values. 

Now if guys were like Aladdin, Hercules or Simba (who isn't even human) or girls resembled Princess Jasmine or Ariel, they'd probably have even more unrealistic expectations going into marriage leading to even higher divorce rates :p  

In the UAE, husbands and wives are now akin to electrical appliances :P You can read the rest of the article here.